Jason Manford cancels gig after daughter suffers head injury

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Comedian Jason Manford was forced to cancel a show in Manchester after his daughter suffered a "nasty head injury".

Jason had been due to perform at the Middleton Arena on Thursday night, but pulled out just hours beforehand to take his daughter to A&E.

Jason Manford had to pull out of the gig

A spokeswoman apologised to fans in a Facebook post, citing a "family emergency".

The comic's daughter is now "totally fine" after a "bit of a scare", Jason later wrote on Facebook.

He apologised to ticket holders, explaining: "Really sorry to the people who were coming to my gig in Middleton tonight, my daughter had a nasty head injury at her Aerial Dance class and I had to rush her to A&E.

Jason Manford taking part in the Great Sport Relief Bake Off

"I didn't know how serious it was or how long it would take, or even if I'd be in the right headspace to do a gig so I thought it was best to just cancel.

"As for my daughter, she is totally fine, bit of a scare for me and the staff at Stepping Hill (Hospital), as always, were wonderful."

Jason Manford

The 35-year-old, who has four daughters and one son, reassured fans that he would make it up to them and that they would be able to get their money back.

"I will look at the diary for a possible replacement date but in the meantime please contact Box office who will reimburse tickets," he wrote.

"Thanks for being so understanding, you know I would never do it if it wasn't a genuine emergency."